One hen keeps manically running around the garden?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DaveTaunton, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chirping

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    I just let them out for the first time today and I noticed around 3 times now she'll just suddenly run, Sprint actually in a very short burst, what does this mean?

    I'm sure at one point she was aiming for me!
     

  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    Sounds like she's seeing bugs she wants to catch.
     
  3. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chirping

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    Blooming good eyesight then, scared me half to death when she came hurtling towards me from across the garden
     
  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Sometimes they're just goofing off. They'll also shoot about 4 feet into the air, take off flying across the yard, cackling as they do so. Younger birds do it more frequently, but some of my older hens play too. Or they're chasing bugs. If it seems aimless, more likely it's play.
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

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    Dave it's chickens being chickens sometimes they feel the need to go over there fast and sometimes they don't. I have a mixed flock and it seems like the bigger heavier one do it more often than the smaller faster ones, it seems like their trying to keep up or beat the more active ones to that bug .
     

  6. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chirping

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    Oh good haha, I swear I'm worrying far too much! Thanks guys
     
  7. You must experience when it is treaty time and the whole flock flees towards you when they see you.
     
  8. DaveTaunton

    DaveTaunton Chirping

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    I'm usually quite quick to get the treats in and get the hell out before they fly at me haha
     
  9. Hahahaha, I like it again, its awesome
     

  10. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Dave you say that like they're a pack of hungry dinosaurs or something. [​IMG]
     

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